ASF serves as a cultural hub for community interaction and provides unique avenues for personal and collective discovery.
This page archives our past community engagement events. To view upcoming events, click here.
This series provides a thought-provoking and behind-the-scenes look at the work on the stage and the art of theatre. Held on select Saturdays:
December 15, 2018: Bringing The Gospel of Luke to Life
February 2, 2019: A Conversation with Playwright Christina Ham (video)
February 23, 2019: From Grover’s Corners to Verona: Designing in Rep
March 30, 2019: Finding Your Light: The Impact of Community Theatre (video)
April 27, 2019: A Year in Review: Costuming in Repertory (video)
September 7, 2019: A Conversation with Buzz Playwright Susan Ferrara
October 19, 2019: From School to Prison: Exploring the Connection Between Education and Criminal Justice (video)
December 7, 2019: A Fleeting Moment of Humanity: The Christmas Truce of 1914 (video)
February 12, 2022: Macbeth with Dr. Susan Willis — How are events spun into history and then into theatre through time?
March 5, 2022: Little Shop of Horrors — Puppeteer J. Scott Grinstead
April 23, 2022: Freedom Rider — Putting the Move in Movement: The Journey of Reconciliation and the 1961 Freedom Rides
April 9, 2022: Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Freedom Rider
April 15, 2023: Million Dollar Quartet — Director David Ruttura
May 20, 2023: Clyde’s — Bryan Stevenson, Founder, Equal Justice Initiative
Conversations at Kress
Using the plays as inspiration, facilitators lead community town halls about current issues in our region. Guest panelists include local elected officials, school board members, students, thought leaders, community members, and artists. Select Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Hosted by Kress on Dexter.
February 2, 2019: Civil Rights: Stories from the Movement (video)
March 2, 2019: It Takes a Village: Building Community
April 6, 2019: Agents of Change
April 16, 2022: Freedom Rider — The Arc of the Movement
February 12, 2023: Macbeth — Raising the Sons of Our Community, with special guests Attorney Milton Davis; Steven L. Reed, Mayor of the City of Montgomery; Mitchell Sneed, Founder and Executive Director of Suso Leadership Academy; and Alvin Tucker, Founder and Executive Director of Fortitude Leadership Academy.